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Daily Bears Report 11/24/2017 - Baylor Wars: The Last Quarterback - A Hype Video

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It’s Black Friday and Baylor Football is going all white Stormtrooper looking for win No. 2. Baylor Soccer assumes Cinderella role at NCAA Elite Eight. WBB reaches century mark, again.

LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 11: Charlie Brewer #12 of the Baylor Bears looks to pass the ball during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on November 11, 2017 at  AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Texas Tech defeated Baylor 38-24. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)
Baylor Quarterback Charlie Brewer
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Today’s Events

Men’s Basketball

Quote of the week: “We don’t need no stinking badgers.” by ODB’s IgneousRocks.

Soccer

Baylor Soccer Thankful For Elite Opportunity | CenTexProud, No. 23 Baylor soccer (15-5-3, 4-4-1 Big 12) has already advanced further than any team in program history, playing in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship. Baylor faces the Blue Devils for the first time since 1998, a match Baylor won, 4-0, in Durham.

Building Bears Into Elite Eight - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, When Paul and Marci Jobson came to Baylor from Northern Illinois nearly 10 years ago, there weren’t a lot of recruiting doors open for a soccer program that had made just two NCAA tournament appearances and missed the Big 12 tournament five times in the previous six years.

An air of mystery surrounds NCAA women's soccer quarterfinals, ESPN, Soccer star-turned-pundit Gary Lineker once described the sport as a simple game in which 22 players chase a ball for 90 minutes "and at the end, the Germans always win."

A similar sentiment was long true of the NCAA women's soccer tournament. Year after year, a bracket of teams chased a championship for several weeks. And at the end, North Carolina always won. No more.

When the quarterfinals begin Friday, North Carolina will be the only No. 1 seed not involved. That isn't because the Tar Heels were overrated or even because they played particularly poorly in a 2-1 overtime loss against No. 4 Princeton on Sunday.

Princeton is in and North Carolina is out? The headliners are Penn State vs. Stanford and Florida vs. South Carolina, but can anybody (Baylor) slow down Duke? Friday's quarterfinals are the final hurdle on the way to the College Cup.

What will happen at the end? We don't know. And that's the fun of it.

SOC Treks to No. 3 Duke for Elite 8 Matchup - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Bears Look To Keep Storybook Season Rolling Into College Cup.

No. 23 Baylor soccer (15-5-3, 4-4-1 Big 12) has already advanced further than any team in program history, playing in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. But the team is not done yet, looking to advance to the Women's College Cup with a win over No. 3 Duke (22-2-0, 10-0-0 ACC) on Friday, Nov. 24, at 4:00 p.m. CT/5:00 p.m. ET at Koskinen Stadium.

Football

Football Closes Out 2017 at TCU - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor closes out its 2017 schedule with a trip to face long-time rival TCU at Amon Carter Stadium in a rare Friday game. Kick-off is set for 11 a.m. CT on FS1.

Hasty Hitting His Stride Late In The Season - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Other than the one on the left side of the win-loss column, Baylor sophomore running back JaMycal Hasty says that “numbers don’t matter” to him.

Baylor TE makes PFF's Big 12 Team of the Week, DieHards, Baylor tight end Jordan Feuerbacher graded out at a 85.2 according to PFF's metric, the highest in the Big 12 for Week 12.

Baylor's Mims a semifinalist for Earl Campbell award, KWTX, Baylor sophomore wide receiver Denzel Mims has been named a semifinalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

Football's Mims Named Semifinalist for Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor football sophomore receiver Denzel Mims was named a semifinalist for the 2017 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award on Wednesday, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football announced.

TCU vs. Baylor preview for Nov. 24, 2017 kickoff at 11 a.m. | Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Picked fifth in the Big 12 media poll, what got TCU from 6-7 to the doorstep of the Big 12 title game? Here’s how they did it.

Matt Rhule on his first year with Baylor: 'It's been a good experience for me', DieHards, Through all the losing and the drama, Matt Rhule still loves Baylor.

Bearly Hanging On and Ready for Basketball Season: A Q&A with Sic Em 365 - Frogs O' War, Is Matt Rhule the long term solution? Do the Bears have a shot against TCU? Is Charlie Brewer ready to be the man? We asked Brian Etheridge of Sic Em 365 to find out.

Legends

Baylor Grad Chases Bobsled Gold - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Kehri Jones can already see herself on top of the medal podium at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. “I visualize myself being on top of that podium and doing what it takes to be on top of...

Gordon back from suspension, set to practice with Browns, ClickLancashire, "For now, Josh unfortunately isn't able to play with us this week".

The wide receiver, who squandered millions in potential earnings and derailed a promising career because of substance abuse, will practice with the Browns on Wednesday for the first time in 14 months - a return that once seemed unimaginable. He's excited about being back and about having the opportunity. If the Browns activate him November 27, his first game since December of 2014 would be Dec. 3 in Los Angeles against the Chargers.

Women’s Basketball

Cox Has Double-Double, No. 8 WBB Beats Missouri State - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey and sophomore forward Lauren Cox were glad to be back in the game.

Cox had 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots in her return for the No. 8 Lady Bears, who also had Mulkey back for their 100-58 victory over Missouri State on Thursday after the two missed Baylor's Top 10 showdown loss at UCLA last weekend.

''Just to start running up and down the court again and getting in the flow of the game, it felt really good,'' said Cox, who was hospitalized last week due to complications from her diabetes caused by strep throat that led to symptoms of dehydration, nausea and vomiting.

Cox scores 18, grabs 10 rebounds in return for Lady Bears in rout of Missouri State | Lady Bears Basketball | wacotrib.com, Lauren Cox seemed ready to get back out on the court. The sophomore forward missed Baylor’s game at UCLA after she was hospitalized briefly after she developed a complication of . . .

Cox has double-double as No. 8 Baylor beats Missouri State - The Washington Post, Lauren Cox had 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots in her return to the lineup for No. 8 Baylor, which also had coach Kim Mulkey back for a 100-58 victory over Missouri State on Thursday.

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